Oct 16, 2009

Two of yesterday's local news stories. Compare and contrast (and compare)

By The Associated Press
October 16, 2009, 6:15AM
"A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.

'My main concern is for the children,' said Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish.
Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.

"I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. "I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else."

Bardwell said he asks everyone who calls about marriage if they are a mixed race couple. If they are, he does not marry them, he said..."

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2 comments:

ayem8y said...

“I’m not a racist, why I have piles and piles of black people in the back yard! I have lots of black people hanging around on the front porch and when that fills up, I hang a few of them out back. Of course it is my opinion that interracial marriages don‘t last because the black person usually ends up hanging around my porch or in a pile in my backyard.”

Signed:

Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace, Tangipahoa Parish.

In comparison,

Jason is little Terrance one of your students? Did you put him up to that stunt? Coached him to ask, “Why do people hate you?”

The President was evasive in answering that question, in essence he lied. He should have looked that little boy in the eye and said, “Son, people hate me cause I’m black, cause people in this country are racists. Let me save you a little time and just explain that to you while your still young and impressionable. White folks hate black folks...”

jason said...

He is not one of my students, I'm afraid. He is much too young...and cute.